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From capture based to self-sustained aquaculture and domestication of bluefin tuna, thunnus thynnus

Period: 2010 till 2011
Status: Completed

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  • The National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), more
  • Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), more
  • Heinrich-Heine University (HHU)
  • Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER), more
  • Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs (MRRA)
  • Université Montpellier 2 (UM)
  • Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research Ltd.; National Institute of Oceanography (NIO)
  • Universidad de Cadiz (UCA)

SELFDOTT proposes to implement knowledge already obtained on the artificial control of reproduction of the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT), Thunnus thynnus, to obtain viable eggs, and study embryonic and larval development for the production of fry (juveniles). At the same time, suitable and environmentally performing feeds for the growout of BFT will be developed, thus reducing or eliminating the practice of raw fish importation and feeding by the fattening industry.

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